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RE: Rack Supported Building Vendors

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Title: RE: Rack Supported Building Vendors

A rack supported building is one which utilizes the product storage racks as support for the roof and walls. Typically, these are large warehouse structures, and many times they are Automatic Storage and Retrieval Buildings (ASRS). An ASRS is a building that is filled with product racks (similar to those at your local giant hardware stores) and which has a computer controlled crane that places the pallets and removes them from the pallet positions. These buildings usually have very few people working in them as all of the storage and retrieval is accomplished by the computer controlled crane.

These types of buildings are usually completely filled with storage racks, except for the aisles. To reduce the building costs the racks are extended to support the roof (they also support the walls), thereby making them a rack supported building.